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February 15, 2013
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FDA approves retinal implant

Members' research leads to approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to treat retinitis pigmentosa.

Action alert: Oppose new restrictions on transport of primates

Send email now: Urge CEOs of United Airlines and Air Canada to reconsider their plan to end transport of nonhuman primates used for biomedical research.

Action alert: Tell Congress to avoid cuts to research funding
Email Congress now: Ask your leaders to avoid sequestration cuts to NIH and NEI funding that would devastate 90 research grants. Nearly 20 ARVO members shared this message on Capitol Hill during NAEVR's Advocacy Day.
Members in the news
10 ARVO members win NIH prize for audacious ideas in vision research.
Winning entries will be presented at the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Development Meeting for further expansion.
LASIK creator receives highest White House honor
Gholam Peyman, MD, FARVO, earns the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Miller elected to Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis
Joan Whitten Miller, MD, FARVO, earns distinction as the second U.S. woman to be elected to AOI.
Foundation news
Wanted: Items for WEAVR Silent Auction

Plus, purchase your tickets for WEAVR Luncheon.

Everything ARVO
Don't miss nomination, application deadlines

•  ARVO Achievement Awards
   Nominations close March 1

•  Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Awards
   Nominations close March 1

•  Prevent Blindness America (PBA) Investigator Award
   Applications close March 27

5 days left: Submit abstracts for Imaging Conference

Share your research at the 2013 ISIE Imaging Conference that will be held the day before the ARVO 2013 Annual Meeting.
Submission deadline: Feb. 24

Call for videos: Do you have star potential?

Submit a video depicting the ARVO 2013 Annual Meeting theme, "Life-changing Research" and enter to win a cash prize plus free registration to next year's Meeting in Orlando.

ARVO Journals

New research highlight in February issue.


JOV special issue will open this month.


Read the latest TVST article.

Home to the best jobs in eye and vision research

Scientists positions open in Massachusetts, Ohio and Texas.

Grants and awards
Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide: 

•  European Research Council grants for NSF U.S. researchers 
•  European Conference on Eye Movements Student Competition

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